OMFG: the startup scene is ablaze with the same lip gloss-smudged rumor: Spring Fling tiara-wearer Taylor Swift and sociopathic app dude Evan Spiegel kissed with their mouths on New Year's Eve.


Update: Swift's publicist says Taylor was indeed at Snapchat's New Year's Eve party, but denies any involvement between her and Evan.

Talk about a "Picture to Burn," right?! We've heard it from startup people, we've heard it from journalists, and now we've heard it from a certifiable celeb gossip sleaze site:

I'm told that Taylor was at a party with Spiegel over the holidays and it was understood that they were checking each other. Nothing overt but my sources say there's no doubt she was there with him and for him and that they're seeing each other casually…so far. She knows how to pick them at exactly the right time, non? I like this about her. This is definitely not a backup dancer situation.

This could explain why Spiegel has been so preoccupied lately—who can care about security breaches when you've made lip-contact with the meanest hot girl in 7th grade? We've always heard Spiegel wants to slip his ephemerality boner to Kate Upton, his girlfriend's bestie—and speaking of that girlfriend, what will Lucinda Aragon think of all this? Ideally, the kiss between Swift and the baddest boy in Silicon Beach really happened, resulting in an event horizon of horror and shitty-personality-rage that sucks everyone involved into a vortex.

So, congratulations to Startuplandia: you've crossed over into moronic hookup rumor territory, a definitive sign of mainstream acceptance and loathing. But beware, Swift: you've allegedly paired off with a guy who is even better at back-stabbing than you.

Have you heard anything about this godawful thing? Email me!

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